EMBRACING TRAVEL: MY TRIP TO VIETNAM

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My first travel memory comes from the time when I was eight. My parents, who embraced the love of travel when they were newly married in the early 1930s, introduced my brother and I to the wonders of travel with a road trip in 1952 – to all 50 states.  I accompanied my parents on […]

TAKE CARE OF YOUR TEETH AFTER 60

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I was recently sitting at a dinner table in Vietnam with fellow tourists on one of our first nights together. The woman sitting next to me said something I didn’t hear because I was distracted by the poor condition of her teeth.  Her teeth were a shade of gray flecked with yellow, and it was […]

TAKE CARE OF YOUR HEARING LOSS AFTER 60

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When I was in high school and a smart-aleck with my friends, we used to tease my dad because it as obvious that he wasn’t taking care of his hearing loss. Thank goodness he had a great sense of humor and a knowing sense of self.  My dad was in his 60s and in pretty […]

TAKE CARE OF YOUR EYES AFTER 60

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Entering your 60s can be overwhelming when it comes to feeling that your body, particularly your eyes, are not functioning to their best capacity. You imagine all sorts of imaginary issues, talk about cataract surgery, and then put it aside for another time.. Yet, underneath the attempt to age well, there resides an underlying fear […]

5 Lifestyle Ideas for Boomers to Manage Expectations

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It’s a rarity that you have time to sit down and reflect about how to manage expectations. Self-reflection is considered a luxury instead of a necessity.. You rush from pillar to post and the minutes tick by until the end of the day when you literally fall into bed. There you drift into a stupor […]

5 Mistakes Women Make on the Road to Happiness

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Before I made an intentional decision at the beginning of this year to wake up every day with joy, I thought about 5 mistakes that women make on the road to happiness. I began to draw a considerable list of no-nos – thinking patterns that produce adverse effects on the unconscious mind and reflect negatively in the […]

3 Strategies for Living Outside Your Comfort Zone

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I just returned from a three-week trip to northern Spain and Portugal. Every day, every minute, I was living outside my comfort zone. Granted, I was having a fabulous time, given that I was encountering new people, places and things, learning about new cultures, food, and different ways of living life.  Yet, it took me […]

5 Powerful Rituals of Mentally Strong People

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It is a myth that you are born with characteristics that make you mentally strong throughout your life. The truth is, you can develop mental strength with practice, fortitude, and intention as you grow and develop your personality.  In a previous blog for Sixty and Me, I suggested you have the power to stretch your mind […]

Mental Self-Defense after 60

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The idea that you can retain the power to stretch your mind after you hit 60 and still have the ability to mentally defend yourself against the negative influences that often pervade your consciousness powerfully increases your sense of self and well-being. Mind stretching is the process of teaching the brain a new way of […]

AN ODE TO WOMEN OVER 60: LEAN INTO THE EQUALITY YOU DESERVE

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Women are amazing creations! We have been mythologized, idealized, idolized, lionized, patronized, held up as paragons of virtues, and painted as fallen angels. That’s why I love being a woman and adore feeling the feminine deep inside myself. And I also revere what being a woman represents in mythology, psychology, and society. It’s not just […]